The Kite Perspective is finished!
I’m amazed at how pleased I am that I finally made this quilt. I’ve carried the design in my head for close to a decade and to see it come to life was so satisfying.
I considered several options on how I wanted to quilt it. Straight lines radiating out from the center, like a star burst? Follow the diamond shape of the kite, starting in the center and grow the diamond as I neared the edge? Or follow the abstract shape of each piece?
I went with option 3, the abstract shape because that was the finished product I could see in my head. I used a cotton / poly Madeira rainbow variegated thread in both the needle and the bobbin. I would have loved to use metallic thread, but I gave up trying to fill a bobbin after one epic, snared fail.
Stitching short strips of each of the fabrics used in the quilt top created the binding. I used to have mad skills to machine stitch the binding to catch on the back, but those seem to have diminished with all the years of not quilting, so I hand blind stitched to anchor the binding to the quilt. I added little “V” pockets at each corner on the back to hold dowels for hanging. And, of course, added a tail because what is a kite without a tail?
I had such fun making this fun design. I could see mass producing the pattern one day in the near future for others to make their own.
How do you feel when you complete something you’ve waited a long time to do?
The Kite Perspective (link to poem)